• Man of the Year? More Like Senate's New Whipping Boy Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | 12:49 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    “There's all this frustration about the bailout, the money, the Fed being asleep at the switch too long, so it's coming out as Bernanke bashing,” says one Washington observer.

  • How To Protect Your Portfolio From A Deep Freeze Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 3:24 PM ET
    Wall Street

    Investors accustomed to seeing strong stock market gains at the end of the year may be wondering what is in store this year after the multi-month rally, but suppose we are in for a double dip recession or an anemic recovery? Follow these tips.

  • Four Sectors Most Likely To Lead The Market Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 2:57 PM ET
    Recovery sign

    As the US economic recovery looms larger, the gray cloud that has hung over the stock market for so long is finally starting to fade. Here's four sectors likely to outperform in the months and year ahead.

  • Heavy Sledding Or Easy Skating? Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
    Wall Street

    If 2008-2009 was the winter of our discontent, will 2009-2010 be a winter wonderland for investors? Given events of the past two years, we all have cause for being skeptical about the investment horizon, especially after a massive, six-month rally in equities and lingering concerns about corporate profits and the economy.

  • Too-Big-To-Fail Plan Will Not Include Industry Fund Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 4:36 PM ET

    Obama officials and House Democrats are no longer considering having financial firms pre-pay into a fund to help cover the costs of winding down too-big-too-fail financial firms, a source said.

  • The Fed would play less of a role in handling firms that pose a systemic risk to the economy, giving more authority to a council composed of several regulatory agencies

  • Funding of New Consumer Agency Cloudy And Controversial Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 11:11 AM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    With a key Congressional committee  beginning markup of legislation creating a consumer financial products watchdog, the Federal Reserve's unusual role as a source of funds will likely draw attention.

  • Geithner: 'We Understood How Bad This Was' Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | 9:32 PM ET
    Geithner Townhall meeting

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner offered a spirited defense of the government's efforts to forestall another Great Depression but cautioned that the recovery would be slow and painful.

  • An Economic Recovery That Whimpers Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 12:06 PM ET

    Consumer spending, which roughly accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, and housing, about 20 percent of GDP, have been hit with the equivalent of 100-year storms.

  • NYSE trader

    Investment strategists expect the earnings- and economy-fueled rally of the past month to continue, but they're are also looking for opportunities to take profits.

  • Barney Frank

    A key House committee aims to have two components of sweeping regulatory reform legislation finished by the August recess but other key parts of the package won’t be taken up until legislators return in September, according to a senior Congressional staffer Monday.

  • In ranking the states, we scored all 50 on more than 40 measures of competitiveness, which were then separated into ten broad categories, such as cost of doing business, workforce and quality of life.

  • Here Comes CNBC's Top States For Business 2009 Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 11:32 AM ET

    From unemployment to taxes, economic conditions will play a big role in the rankings of CNBC’s third annual America’s Top States For Business study due out Thursday, July 23.

  • Roginsky: No More Mr. Nice Guy Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 3:08 PM ET

    If human beings were purely rational actors, people would never enter into a mortgage contract they did not understand and our elected officials would be motivated entirely by policy – and not political – considerations.

  • GOP Set to Unveil Financial Reform Package Today Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    The Republican Party blueprint for reform would strip the Federal Reserve of significant powers, create a single banking regulator, establish a special bankruptcy code to handle the collapse of too-big-to-fail non-banking firms and promises "no more bailouts."

  • GOP Financial Reform Package Due Out Thursday Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 9:59 PM ET

    The Republican Party blueprint for reform would strip the Federal Reserve of significant powers, create a single banking regulator, establish a special bankruptcy code to handle the collapse of too-big-to-fail non-banking firms and promises "no more bailouts."

  • A report by the Congressional Oversight Panel says the Obama administration's program to test the financial health of the nation's biggest banks was "constructive" but also raises "serious qustions."

  • GOP Readies Offensive on Financial Reform Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 3:31 PM ET

    With the Obama administration working toward a mid-June unveiling of a sweeping package of regulatory reforms for the financial sector, Congressional Republicans are preparing their own offensive in the coming week.

  • Obama's Healthcare Plan Shot In The Arm for IT Sector Monday, 11 May 2009 | 10:25 AM ET
    Doctor Writing

    The federal stimulus package passed in February may help some IT companies climb the stock charts. The law provides $19 billion to replace the ubiquitous paper chart on a clipboard with electronic medical records.

  • US Economy Could Recover Much Sooner Than Expected Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 11:35 AM ET

    You've heard all the gloom and doom. Now here's some good news: the economic recovery could happen much sooner—and be much stronger—than anyone thought possible.

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